Lots of DoG, some of the time
So, the story begins at roughly 11AM with some goaltimate at Harvard. It is the best weather for Goalty in the last two months, no wind, plenty of sun, maybe low to mid 30's, 6 on 6, and the game is good.
Actually, the story starts a week earlier as Jim starts to put together the DoG tome. It is a compilation of rsd articles, blog entries, DoG year by year notes from Jim's website, other excel spreadsheets (we beat DoG, a summary of teams that have beaten DoG and how many times), etc. After putting a few pages of pictures at the beginning, including team pictures from all the years of DoG that are available (most teams except a few 200x teams), it ends up at a slim 98 pages.
Meanwhile, back at the bat cave, Ron Jambalanza and Justin Safdie have arrived on the red-eye and begin drinking at an aggressive 1PM Saturday afternoon, a full 6 hours before the evening festivities. Later in the day, I'm about to get on the T at 6:15 (not a chance that I'm driving to this party) when I get a call on my cell phone. Brian Cameros calls me from Central Square (in that afternoon from Seattle) to inform me that he has no idea when the party is, where it is, and that he is a nomad and can he stay with me. SHo 'nuff I take the redline in with the agreement I'm going to get off at Central and call him to join me. I get to central, walk off the T and he is actually at my exact door, so we jump back on and take the train into South Station, and a short walk later, we're at the LOFT. Take the elevator to the 5th floor, and we're in. And we are WAY early.
Naturally I have brought some of my trusty cider (flame away) not trusting my teammates to bring beer with any taste. By the end of the evening, out of a total history 63 possible teammates, we had about 36 show up, including 4 way out of towners. The expected huge snowstorm I know scared off about 3 lamos, but nonetheless an impressive showing.
There were quite a few supporting cast memebers, including Sam's wife, Paul's honey, Jackie Bourgeois, Jeff's wife Esther, Lenny's wife Chris, Moonee's son Ben all in the first rush, and then the hangers on showed up well into the night including Sean (Shawn?) from Furious, Dom, Molly, and others who shall not be named (mostly because I don't know their names).
Highlights include shots of Red bull and
Well, at least we have a goal to shoot for for the next one. We need more than 4 out of towners, and more than 37 total. Might be tough now that the novelty is lost. I guess we'll have to wait a few years, maybe after a few more championships. Until the next time, and remember, pictures can be found here.